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  1. I seemed to have worked for #4....for 40+ yrs....and usually from sun up to sun down.😩
  2. Welcome to the wide wide world of helicopter flying!
  3. DGP

    Hard to find guys

    Well I will make this short and not so sweet. I did the good old days summer in the bush tours. Followed by the winters in the bush! I spent more time in the bush then at home...but that was the way it was..Seems like times may be a changing...for me anyways. If the cash and tours aint good ...I am sitting at home. All the best guys.
  4. The ship above was CGCHZ....dnr in Ontario had CFCHZ....I wanted to get a pic of the 2 side by each when I was in Timmins but no luck.A week later both ships were in a camp 20 miles east of Churchill...still didn't get the pic!!!! We did have one heck of a party that night though!!
  5. I had 2 Gentex sph5...bought a newer style Gentex with the flat sides...can't remember the model but it weighs about half as much as the old ones. Got it from a company in Kitchener Ontario. Very quick and good service. Think they are Kitchener Aero.
  6. DGP

    Mountain flying tips

    I guess i should have taken up the offer to fly a K-max that I was offered years ago...It sounded like a good way to write myself off so I declined....slinging powerline towers. Might have been fun..maybe not.Have some good stories about that one..not that specific job but in the same country!
  7. That's the ship I flew to SA. Lots of spray time on her.If you want an L you should get an L4. The high altitude tailrotor would be a good choice as well . At full gross weight coming off an elevated truck pad on a hot day,low altitude you will run out of left pedal.
  8. They have had a fix for old smokie long ago...clean burn combustion can...just more money on a loosing proposition. The L4 I flew was a locomotive until they got the can...a lot less scrubbing of the booms.
  9. What Trex said...c28 will temp out working heavy at 25C. I have heard that you can't find parts for a C28 engine anymore or even get it O/H. I would check that out first! It will do what an L3 will at lower temps. Some of the ones that I flew had their Bled valves removed and could not go above 3000 ft . This was done to help the temping out problems. 2200 empty would be stretching it...2300 was commom. L3 and L4 usually around 2600. The L4 will make an L3 look sick.
  10. DGP

    Mountain flying tips

    What feck said...this can be said with the whole game especially when on finally approach. Don't need useless chat and finger pointing on final. I could tell you a good story about that some day ! Or the passengers that think they know more about flying than the pilot...lots of those around.
  11. Not quit hbd....hows it going....I have worked on Fh1100 back in the old old days with Klondike.
  12. Never had much down time on 407's other than a couple of #4 bearings in the engine which aint bad after 3000 hrs on 407. On the fuel issue I had to fly an L4 to SA once and we had a very nice plastic fuel cell installed in the back seat area that gave you another hour and a bit of fuel which was nice when I went out of Nassau and didn't see land for 3 hrs and 35 minutes.Landed with 200 pounds of go juice. That tank would fit nicely in the back of a 406 if you weren't hauling passengers. Also you could probably us a tank like the 407 in the baggage area.They also make slider windows for the rear of the 206 which I have used for darting polar bears.Not sure if they have anything like that for a 505. Not sure what the fuel burn is on the C30 in the 406 but it does put out 650 HP so it will be around 300 pph. Would have been an awesome replacement for the 206 but somebody dropped the ball!
  13. Definitely looks related! Butt ugly for sure! Other than having a flat floor I would get an L4....very reliable! Not very fast and boring compared with a 407. 406 would be a sweet ride and definitely a stump puller...would have had me looking for an operator that had one! Have to stick with the 407.
  14. Yes but they didn't give it a RR C30 engine. Engine is from France. Wait until you need parts or an O/H on that engine....